My lovely daughter and her friend are graduating from college in May and looking for an apartment in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom
on Apr 20, 2013 -
My wife and I are going to dip our toes in the stock market. For the foreseeable future, I see us doing nothing other than buying (hopefully) reliable dividend-paying stock and holding it for the long- long-term (like 30 years or more potentially). We won't be doing options or even active trading other than occasional additional purchases. Who of the cheap online brokerages should we use? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on Mar 13, 2013 -
Seeking insurance broker recommendations for a new family in NYC. Co-op, Auto, and now with progeny, Life. Obviously want a person/office that we can trust, and will look out for our interests in the long haul. We live in Queens, and work in Manhattan. Bonus question: are any brokers fee-based, or do all work on commission-type arrangements?
posted by Oddly
on Feb 26, 2013 -
Looking for a local Minneapolis Mortgage Broker. Anyone have someone they would specifically recommend? [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc
on Feb 21, 2013 -
We need to buy a used car in Phoenix, Arizona. We know roughly what we want, but we don't have time to shop for it, and we're currently in another state anyway. Can we hire some kind of agent in the Phoenix area to car-shop for us? [more inside]
posted by Maximian
on Jul 15, 2012 -
My car's busted beyond all repair. Can't drive it off the mechanic's lot. But the mechanic found me a buyer who has offered me a fantastic price for it - should I tip the mechanic for finding the buyer? [more inside]
posted by halfguard
on Apr 6, 2012 -
Asking for a friend: I'm in the U.S. and require the services of a stock broker licensed in Korea who speaks English and has experience handling U.S. clients. I'm looking for any referrals to firms or individuals who work with well known firms. Feel free to MeFi Mail me if you'd rather not post publicly. Bonus question: For circumstances beyond my control I need to take direct ownership of an interest I have in what will become a publicly traded Korean company. I plan to speak to my tax adviser, but are there any particular considerations I need to be aware of in obtaining and holding this investment? My understanding is that I need a licensed broker to take custody for me. I also understand that South Korea is a relatively friendly place for U.S. foreign investment. Thanks!
posted by chaiwawa
on Feb 16, 2012 -
Do we, as unique special snowflakes, really need to use a buyer's agent? My husband and I are at a crossroads about whether to work with one or try to do without. Inside, I give a ton of personal details and you tell me who is right and who is wrong! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 29, 2011 -
Does anyone have a Minneapolis Mortgage Broker that they really loved and would love to recommend to my wife and I? [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc
on Nov 8, 2011 -
We're in contract to buy a house. It's taking forever to get an appraisal. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1
on Oct 26, 2011 -
I'm looking to buy a few dozen shares in a small company that I am fond of. These are not really for investment, although I might buy shares in the future for investment. Can anyone recommend a UK online broker? The company itself is also UK-based.
posted by NoiselessPenguin
on Aug 8, 2011 -
My mom has a lot of stuff to sell, and she doesn't want the hassle of a do-it-yourself approach. What kind of people should we involve? We're thinking maybe an ebay broker for the small stuff and an estate person for the big stuff. (Or else maybe a place like Sotheby's?) Know any good ones who serve Westchester, NY? How would we find good people? [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Jul 24, 2011 -
Can you recommend an independent insurance broker in Toronto, or alternatively an insurance company with whom you have had good experience, for taking out a tenants' insurance policy? I'd also appreciate any guidance with respect to whether it's a better idea to go with an independent broker, and risk getting stuck with a bad company at a better price, or go with a company with a better reputation even if the insurance costs more.
posted by Dasein
on Dec 8, 2010 -
How can a neighborhood group help attract buyers to a (recent bank repo) house for sale? [more inside]
posted by dhartung
on Sep 16, 2010 -
Asking Chinese Nationals: What is the best bank/broker for buying A-shares in China? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc
on Sep 12, 2010 -
I just learned that in NY State, real estate brokers are allowed to represent both buyer and seller. As a buyer, I don't want the seller's broker for my agent! But it may be too late.... [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover
on May 29, 2010 -
A 2-part question about mortgage brokers in Canada: How do their commissions work? How do they source their deals? [more inside]
posted by graytona
on May 28, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend an apartment rental agent or broker for someone trying to rent out an apartment in Evanston? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Feb 20, 2010 -
I got laid off, have a 401k (in Fidelity right now) with $100k+ and want to roll it over into an IRA. I would consiter a Roth IRA if I get lucky and find a job this year because of low income so far and spreading taxes over two years. I read here about the following IRA options:
Just put it into a bank...limited options and fees
Put it into a self-directed IRA account with Fidelity for instance.
Find a broker who will help pick investments. [more inside]
posted by CodeMonkey
on Jan 12, 2010 -
New York City apartment question: Is it normal for my broker to tell me I will receive hard copies of my lease a "couple of weeks" after moving in? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Oct 27, 2009 -
NYC Filter - I'm moving to Queens in August, and on the hunt for both neighborhood/broker recommendations. Astoria appears to be out of the mix. [more inside]
posted by acorn1515
on Jun 11, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend an online discount brokerage that can execute trades internationally? All the online brokerages I've looked at that do international trades at all do them over the phone and charge a lot for these trades.
posted by atrazine
on Nov 26, 2008 -
I am studying for the Real Estate Broker's exam for California. I am awful at studying in general, and have little to no real estate experience. I am not currently a Real Estate Agent. I've taken the test once, and didn't score so hot the first time and I'd like to take it only one more time. Anybody take it and pass and have some words of advice, such as study methods, programs, or books?
posted by selavy
on Nov 12, 2008 -
In June 2007, I bought a 5-year bond with a 6.5% coupon on the day it was issued. I understand how bond prices rise and fall, generally as a result of interest rates and confidence that the bond issuer will be able to repay the debt. However, I have a few nagging questions about this investment... [more inside]
posted by kamelhoecker
on Sep 13, 2008 -
My broker is trying to charge another fee to put someone new on the lease for the NYC apt. we've been living in for 3 years. Is this legal? Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by theseampsgoto11
on Apr 21, 2008 -
Need to transfer a large amount of money from US to UK and have a few questions about currency brokers and taxes. [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Mar 17, 2008 -
Looking for advice in negotiating with a NYC apartment broker. I know they're all "scumbags" etc, but I find myself in the position of working with a broker and an apartment I want to go for. [more inside]
posted by pithy comment
on Mar 16, 2008 -
Woo hoo! Just one month left in my bad apartment. Since management now knows I'm not re-signing my lease for a second year, my apt. will need to be shown (by brokers) to potential new tenants this month. Are the brokers required to make appointments with me, or can they show up whenever they want? If they knock without notice am I required to let them in? [more inside]
posted by sparrows
on Jan 30, 2008 -
NASD licenses (specifically series 7 & 63) requires company sponsorship to obtain. Once obtained, you need company sponsorship to maintain the licenses. Is there a company who will maintain your licenses for you while you are not working in the financial industry? Perhaps for a fee on top of the annual registration costs? I believe you have two years from separation with your employer to obtain a new sponsor.
posted by lawstudent09
on Oct 6, 2007 -
How is having a broker's license useful for doing one's own or a family member's real estate investments? I am thinking of getting one. [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi
on Mar 22, 2007 -
I run a community website that receives around 2 million pageviews a month. I'm finding that I don't have the time to run it these days - and I'm considering selling the site. It's in kind of a "hot" area and I think I could sell it for $2 million. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Any recommendations for a good online stock brokerage? I'm thinking cheap... what does the hive think about E*TRADE?
posted by Maia
on Nov 27, 2006 -
My mom opened a mortgage broker business this year. Advertising budget is under $800/month, local radio and cable have both been unable to come in under that budget. Currently running newspaper ads in 3 or 4 pubs. No responses. Any low cost innovative ideas to help her reach potential customers?
posted by swiffa
on Aug 25, 2006 -
I own a "valuable" domain. Are there "agents" available to professionally market it for me? How would I choose such an agent? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton
on Aug 16, 2006 -
California Real Estate Broker Exam: I'm looking for the best self-study books for this exam. [more inside]
posted by dbolll
on Jul 6, 2006 -
I have been, for some time now, looking for a space for my retail store. I had to sign a contract with a broker, since in the area I was looking you can only have one broker working for you. I have seen a few spaces and have been in contract talks with one of them, but that fell through (not because of the broker).
I also asked the broker about a SPECIFIC space, but they said everything was taken and nothing was available there. Later I called myself and found out more information, and soon contacted a landlord willing to lease me a space.
I like my broker and think they tried their best, but I need to break the contract so I can go on and deal with this space myself. It is no problem to cancel the contract I just need to send a letter.
I guess my question is, how can I let my broker go, without harboring or sending any bad feelings?
posted by savagecorp
on Jun 21, 2006 -